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May 21, 2012
Parkton American Legion Post 256 received 129 essays from students at Prettyboy, Fifth District and Our Lady of Grace schools for its annual Americanism essay contest. This year's title was "How Can I Show My Patriotism in My Community" Jonathan Marker, a fifth-grader at Fifth District and Joshua Beach, in eighth grade at Our Lady of Grace, were honored at a banquet on May 3 in Baltimore for their third-place finishes in their grade levels in competition against 18 legion posts in the northern central district.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
We're heading into a holiday weekend during which I will have the con through Monday, so I don't expect to be posting much.  Neither do I expect you to be reading much, if you have the opportunity to go to the beach, or, shunning the traffic and crowds, to take to a patch of shade with a book and a cool beverage. But I don't want you to be entirely unprovided, so here are some links.  Item: I was much taken with Ammon Shea's Bad English . And so was Stan Carey at Sentence first . By this point, if you're a regular here, you should have been immunized against the standard peeves, but no doubt you encounter unfortunates who are infected.
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April 1, 2002
The following is Megan Lin's award-winning essay for the Maryland Municipal League competition: If I Were Mayor By Megan Lin If I were mayor, I would do my best to represent the city and be responsible for day-to-day management of the city. The city would help residents in businesses, education, health, housing, jobs, public safety, recreation, and transportation. I would build an inclusive community, so nobody would feel like they were not part of the important community. To make the community more inclusive, I will reach out to all the citizens by having regular public hearings, surveys, or interviews with them to hear about their concerns and complaints.
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SPECIAL TO THE AEGIS | May 6, 2014
Josiah Taft of Edgewood is the first-place winner in a national patriotic essay contest sponsored by the National Society of Colonial Wars Inc. Josiah, the son of Brad and MaryAnn Taft, is 13 years old and in eighth grade. He has been home-schooled for eight years. The society annually sponsors an essay competition open to seventh- and eighth-graders. Essays are 250 to 500 words and are judged on subject matter, interest, spelling and punctuation. Each year a new topic is announced; this year's was Colonial Medicine.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2011
A Baltimore County student who created an award-winning investment strategy that started with a comparison of balanced portfolios and balanced meals was recognized for his efforts Wednesday. Abhinav Khushalani, a fifth-grade student at Cromwell Valley Elementary in Towson, wrote an essay outlining his plan to build a diversified portfolio with stocks, mutual funds and bonds in much the same way he would put together a meal with the five basic food groups. The piece, one of more than 9,000 entries from across the country, won first prize for the 11-year-old in a nationwide competition sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education.
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February 3, 1991
The YWCA of Anne Arundel County is sponsoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. Students in grades three through six are invited to participate in the contest.The theme of the essay is: "What can you do to contribute to Martin Luther King Jr.'s goal of peace?"The number of words suggested for the essay are: third and fourth grade, 25 to 50; fifth and sixth grades, 50 to 100.The criteria for assessment include originality, concision and continuity.The contest deadline is Feb. 4. Mail essays to the YWCA, 17 Cypress Creek Road, Severna Park, Md. 21146.
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By Louise Vest | February 18, 2012
100 Years Ago Irish eyed Ellicott City Boy Gets A Prize In the Baltimore News contest for the best essays by children, 12-year old Noble Watkins, of Ellicott City, was awarded the second prize for the following essay. "Essay On Ireland: Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The capital is Dublin on the Eastern coast. There are mountains on the coast and the interior is generally level, with many lakes. Ireland is governed by a lord lieutenant, appointed by the British Government.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | September 28, 1994
Trooper Dale Carnegie came to court yesterday to explain why he failed to show up for a drug trial and left with a punishment more often given to errant schoolboys than undercover officers -- a 500-word essay ordered by the judge.Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Eugene M. Lerner sentenced Trooper Carnegie to write an essay on "the value of a subpoena" for failing to show up for the Aug. 25 trial of an Annapolis man he arrested on drug charges.Willis Wilkerson, 23, was arrested by the trooper March 31 in Annapolis and charged with cocaine possession and distribution.
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April 13, 2008
Cailey Aburn, a senior at the John Carroll School, has been named one of 10 winners in the second "Reconnecting the Circle" National High School Essay Contest. Reconnecting the Circle's mission is to encourage people to learn about Native American cultures. The essay topic was, "Why is reconnecting the circle with Native Americans important today?" Cailey was the only winner east of the Mississippi River in the national contest. She is the daughter of Tad and Joanie Aburn of Jarrettsville.
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May 13, 2007
Olivia Goldberg, a Severna Park Middle School seventh-grader, has won the national InvestWrite essay competition, earning a new laptop computer and a trip with her parents to Disney World. Her teacher, Julie Weber, will also get a laptop, a trip to the New York Stock Exchange and a subscription to the Wall Street Journal. Olivia competed in the InvestWrite essay contest division of the Maryland Stock Market Game for middle school students and discussed the perfect stock to complement the money she is saving for college.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
A Perry Hall Middle School student received honors in a recent Black History Month essay competition, according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools. Patrick Krack was the second-place winner in M&T Bank's 27th annual "Champions of Courage" contest, which asks participants to write about their personal heroes that shared with them the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King. Krack wrote about the support he received from his basketball coach Terry Bryant as a white student joining a predominantly African-American squad: "Coach Terry Bryant is my Champion of Courage.
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October 26, 2013
I am writing in response to Susan Reimer 's column, "Adrian Peterson's version of 'Parenthood'" (Oct. 16), which borders on the reprehensible and intentionally plays on some of the Baltimore public's worst fears. First, Ms. Reimer's subtle implication that Adrian Peterson is somehow at fault for the beating death of his infant child because he was absent from the toddler's life is both illogical and offensive. Second, and more important, her use of racially-coded language, which compares athletes like Mr. Peterson to children and overly-sexed animals, relies on the kind of sophist cant that actually serves to maintain sexism and violence against children in the name of citizenship.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2013
An essay, "Fallen Idols," by Margo Rabb in the New York Times book section, describes the hazards of meeting your favorite authors. You get to meet a writer whose book has shaped your life and discover that he is rude, drunken,  lecherous. Or all three. The first half of the essay describes this admiration-to-disenchantment sequence as a "celebrity crush," and the second half explores a more nuanced and mature understanding of the complicated relationship between the person and the work.
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June 17, 2013
Students from three Anne Arundel County high schools will receive prizes Tuesday from the Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation for taking top honors in the organization's annual essay contest. This past spring, the contest asked students to write an essay about a Maryland case before the U.S. Supreme Court -- King v. Maryland - which raised the question of whether it was an unreasonable search and seizure for police to take a DNA sample from a person arrested for, but not convicted of, a crime of violence.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2012
Howard H. Seliger, a retired Johns Hopkins University biology professor who fulfilled a childhood fascination with fireflies by later investigating the science behind their light-making properties, died of coronary artery disease Dec. 20 at his Mount Washington home. He was 88. Family members said that he was an expert on bioluminescence. He helped to show that fireflies and microorganisms found in bioluminescent bodies of water have enzymes that trigger a chemical reaction that make them light up. Dr. Seliger was also principal scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Institute from 1972 to 1989.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2012
Any high school graduate who thinks that college is merely a next step should walk a mile in Gabe Acheson's shoes. When the Park School graduate arrived Thursday at Yale University, he'd walked nearly 400 miles, fulfilling a promise he'd made in his application to the Ivy League school, and to himself, to not just embark on a new adventure but create one. Acheson set out from his Rodgers Forge home on July 29, with a 35-pound backpack, an optimistic...
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May 2, 2001
The student: Charles Morris, 16. School: Howard High School. Special achievement: Charles won first place and a $500 scholarship in the Black History Month High School Senior Essay contest sponsored by the African American Republican Club in Howard County. The theme of the contest was "Achieving the American Dream." What are your dreams for your future? "I would like to be a diplomat," Charles said. "I like studying about different cultures and languages, and I like traveling." Say something about yourself that most people would find surprising: "I think most people would be surprised to know that I will only be 16 when I graduate from high school."
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February 6, 2002
The student: Scott Ehrlich, 12. School: Clarksville Middle. Special achievement: Scott won a $300 savings bond in an essay contest sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission. His essay addressed the meaning of King's statement, "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish as fools." On winning contests: Scott had entered a poetry contest in the past. "I didn't win that one," he said. "I felt real good when I won this one. I felt that I was keeping Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream alive by giving a report on him. I really believe in what he said."
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2012
Rachel Tova Minkove, a University of Maryland School of Social Work student who wanted to assist young adults as they fought cancer, died of Hodgkin's lymphoma complications July 29 at her Cheswolde home. She was 28. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Dr. Judah Minkove, an internist, and Judith Fruchter Minkove, a Johns Hopkins Medicine writer and editor. She was raised in Northwest Baltimore and was a 2001 graduate of Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. She then studied a year in Israel at a Jerusalem seminary school.
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May 21, 2012
Parkton American Legion Post 256 received 129 essays from students at Prettyboy, Fifth District and Our Lady of Grace schools for its annual Americanism essay contest. This year's title was "How Can I Show My Patriotism in My Community" Jonathan Marker, a fifth-grader at Fifth District and Joshua Beach, in eighth grade at Our Lady of Grace, were honored at a banquet on May 3 in Baltimore for their third-place finishes in their grade levels in competition against 18 legion posts in the northern central district.
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